Suppose you had a $1 billion grant to dumb down the country.

  Would you need to do a lot of fancy research to find the best ways? Not at all. Hang on to your money. According to this article, what they're doing  now in the public schools works perfectly, thank you very much.

 Here are the six essential techniques, boiled down. 1) Make the classroom as fact-free as possible. 2) If there is information left, efficient teaching is not allowed. 3) Nothing can be done in the most productive way. 4) Make the school as much like a mental institution as possible. 5) Make the school incoherent, like a broken machine. 6) Use grandiose claims to disarm support for what actually works.

As Shakespeare might have said, first we kill all the facts. Then we wrap everything left in a continuous sound and fury signifying nothing.

 That's it, the six basic techniques. If you would like some more detail, please see "Dumbing down America: how would you do it?"

http://www.rightsidenews.com/2014121435257/life-and-science/health-...;

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 There is another new and related article titled "K-12 Education settles for Empty Curriculum." In the two-step dumbing-down process, this is step two. Once you've pushed out all the facts, you have to start introducing decoy subjects, such as literacies, skills, competencies, attitudes, opinions, feelings, you know, all that stuff they teach now instead of history, science, geography, math, etc..

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/01/k12_education_settl...

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